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Impact of aerobic exercise on muscle mass in patients with major depressive disorder: a randomized controlled trial

Overview of attention for article published in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, August 2018
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Title
Impact of aerobic exercise on muscle mass in patients with major depressive disorder: a randomized controlled trial
Published in
Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, August 2018
DOI 10.2147/ndt.s167786
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Arno Kerling, Dagmar Hartung, Brendon Stubbs, Momme Kück, Uwe Tegtbur, Lena Grams, Thomas Sanjay Weber-Spickschen, Kai G Kahl

Abstract

Sarcopenia leads to physical function impairment and at least to increasing all-cause mortality. There are notes on reduced muscle mass in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). Whether an exercise intervention counteracts low muscle mass in patients with MDD has not been studied so far. Therefore, our study aimed at examining effects of regular aerobic exercise training on muscle mass in patients with MDD. Thirty inpatients with MDD were included in the study, of which 20 received an additional supervised exercise program. Ten patients obtained treatment as usual. Muscle mass was measured using MRI before and 6 weeks after the training period (3 times per week for 45 minutes). We found a significant effect of the exercise intervention on the amount of muscle mass depending on age, body mass index, and the physical activity score (P=0.042). Among other positive effects, regular exercise increases muscle mass in patients with MDD and, therefore, should be recommended as an additional treatment tool.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 48 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 15 31%
Student > Bachelor 8 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 8%
Lecturer 2 4%
Student > Postgraduate 2 4%
Other 3 6%
Unknown 14 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 15 31%
Sports and Recreations 7 15%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 15%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 2%
Psychology 1 2%
Other 2 4%
Unknown 15 31%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 28. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 May 2019.
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#700,182
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Outputs from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#84
of 2,493 outputs
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#23,143
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Outputs of similar age from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#1
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